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2021-10-01

SheepMedical Expands Operations to the US, Names Lea A. Ellermeier President of SheepMedical USA

SheepMedical Co., Ltd. (“SheepMedical”), a medical technology company driving the digital transformation of orthodontics and preventive care, today announced the appointment of Lea A. Ellermeier as President of SheepMedical USA, Inc. (“SheepMedical USA”) to lead its operations in the United States as part of SheepMedical’s global expansion.

Ellermeier brings diverse entrepreneurial experiences in the med-tech and orthodontic space, most recently, as Chief Executive Officer of 2C MedTech, a provider of hybrid, aesthetic orthodontic treatments. Her extensive executive leadership spans over25 years with multiple emerging start-ups in the med-tech industry, including serving as CEO and co-founder of REPLICATE Dental Technologies and CEO and co-founder of Lingualcare, Inc., an orthodontic technology and services company that was acquired by 3M Company (NYSE:MMM).

“I’m honored to be joining SheepMedical USA to drive their business in a growing, dynamic market,” said Lea A. Ellermeier, President of SheepMedical USA. “The expansion to the U.S. provides SheepMedical the opportunity to positively impact patients in the US as they have in their key Asian markets and build substantial enterprise value. I’m looking forward to guiding SheepMedical’s newest market leveraging my experience and connectivity in the med-tech industry.”

SheepMedical has announced the establishment of SheepMedical USA in the United States as its first expansion of business outside of Asia. SheepMedical will begin its operations in the United States focusing on the company vision, “100 years of joyful living starts with new daily habits.”

“Our entry into the U.S. market is the beginning of a new chapter for us and the digital transformation of the industry. Lea’s wealth of entrepreneurial experience and knowledge of the orthodontic space will guide SheepMedical’s global advancements, and we are proud to have her on board to lead our U.S. operations,” said Shinya Tabata, Chief Strategy Officer of SheepMedical.


About SheepMedical

SheepMedical, a medical technology company, promotes the digital transformation of orthodontics. As the leading independent company in the clear aligner business in Japan, SheepMedical focuses on quality, preventative orthodontic care and is building health solutions for today’s challenges, and anything tomorrow brings. The SheepMedical story began with the fastest aging yet healthiest population in the world – Japan. With our preventative care model, SheepMedical provides health services seeking to extend global life expectancy.

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